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  • Gerard Pique makes extreme declaration over Barcelona corruption charges

    90 Min "Gerard Pique has insisted that Barcelona have not 'paid referees' after corruption charges were levelled at the club, claiming he would put his hand 'on the fire' to swear it didn't happen. Barcelona have been charged with 'sporting..." March 14

  • LaLiga president Javier Tebas 'ashamed' of Barcelona corruption charges

    ESPN "LaLiga president Javier Tebas feels "ashamed" by "the worst reputational crisis" he can remember in Spanish football as Barcelona face corruption charges for payments made to the former vice president of the refereeing committee. Prosecutors..." March 14

  • LaLiga says Gavi's registration is reversed after court ruling over missed deadline

    ESPN "A court has reversed its decision to allow Gavi to be registered as a first-team player at Barcelona because the Catalan club filed their lawsuit late, LaLiga said on Monday. Gavi, 18, signed a new contract at Camp Nou in September until 2026 but the..." March 13

  • Barcelona boss Xavi 'saddened' by relegation chants at San Mames

    ESPN "Xavi Hernandez said he was surprised and saddened by the hostility aimed at Barcelona by Athletic Bilbao supporters during his side's 1-0 win at San Mames on Sunday. Raphinha struck the only goal of the game to restore Barca's nine-point lead at the top of LaLiga as..." March 13

  • Real Madrid confirm 'urgent' meeting to discuss Barcelona's corruption charges

    90 Min "Real Madrid have officially commented on rivals Barcelona being levelled with charges of corruption. Spanish prosecutors filed charges against Barcelona, as well as former club presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu, on Friday afternoon. The charges relate to the..." March 11

  • Barcelona, former presidents face corruption charges over referee payments scandal

    ESPN "Prosecutors in Spain confirmed Friday they have filed corruption charges against Barcelona and the club's former presidents Sandro Rosell and Josep Maria Bartomeu for payments made to the former vice president of the refereeing committee. Ex-club executives Oscar Grau..." March 10

  • FC Barcelona Can Activate $265 Million ‘Super’ Economic Lever To Make New Summer Signings "FC Barcelona can raise €250 million ($265 million) to alleviate their financial woes and make new signings this summer if they activate a 'super' economic lever currently being prepared, reports say. President Joan Laporta famously coined the term 'economic lever'..." March 10

  • Barcelona face corruption charges over referee payments scandal

    ESPN "Prosecutors are seeking corruption charges against Barcelona and former president Josep Maria Bartomeu following the unearthing of payments to the former vice president of the refereeing committee, judicial sources have confirmed to Spanish news agency EFE. Until..." March 08

  • Barcelona confirm position on Xavi contract extension

    90 Min "Barcelona president Joan Laporta has made clear the club's position over a potential contract renewal for head coach Xavi. The legendary former midfielder has guided Barca to a nine-point lead over bitter rivals Real Madrid at the top of La Liga, winning 20 of the 24 games played..." March 07

  • Xavi reveals who was wrong in Ansu Fati-Ferran Torres penalty drama

    90 Min "Barcelona coach Xavi has explained the reason Ansu Fati was not allowed to take the team’s penalty during Sunday’s narrow La Liga win over Valencia. Barça secured all three points thanks to an early goal from Raphinha, widening their lead over Real Madrid to nine..." March 06

  • Barcelona's Robert Lewandowski to miss Clasico against Real Madrid with leg injury

    ESPN "Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski will miss the Clasico against Real Madrid on Thursday with a hamstring strain as the club's problems continue to grow. Lewandowski, 34, was injured in the shock 1-0 defeat to Almeria on Sunday as..." February 27

  • Barcelona increasingly confident of Lionel Messi reunion

    90 Min "Barcelona president Joan Laporta is increasingly confident of persuading Lionel Messi to re-join the club, 90min understands. Laporta recently met with Messi's father, Jorge, and the pair discussed what a future for the Argentine forward would look like at Camp Nou if he..." February 23

  • Xavi claims Qatar bid is a 'very good option' for Man Utd

    90 Min "Barcelona coach Xavi has claimed that a Qatar takeover at Manchester United led by Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al Thani would be a ‘very good option’ for the Premier League side. Xavi made the assertion ahead of his Barça team playing at Old Trafford on Thursday night,..." February 22

  • Barcelona, LaLiga presidents in bitter dispute over referee scandal

    ESPN "Barcelona president Joan Laporta has claimed LaLiga chief Javier Tebas is obsessed with trying to dirty the club's image during the league's ongoing investigation into the club's payments made to a former senior referee. Laporta was responding after Tebas said he..." February 21

  • Barcelona won't face sanctions over payments to ex-VP of referees

    ESPN "LaLiga president Javier Tebas says Barcelona will not face sporting sanctions for payments made to a former senior referee's company but could still suffer criminal jurisdiction. Statute of limitations laws in Spain only make it possible to punish clubs within three..." February 16

  • Barcelona accused of paying company owned by former high-ranking referee

    90 Min "Barcelona are reported to have paid €1.4m between 2016 and 2018 to a company owned by the then vice-president of Spanish football’s Technical Committee of Referees (CTA). Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira held that position from 1994 to 2018, with his company, DASNIL 95 SL,..." February 15

  • Why Barcelona vs. Man United is the Frenkie de Jong game

    ESPN "It's a question that's been asked so often since the summer transfer window, but at least this time Frenkie de Jong's girlfriend, Mikky Kiemeney, had an answer. After a summer of speculation about De Jong possibly moving to Manchester United, she was asked during..." February 15

  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen: I want Man United target Frenkie De Jong to stay at Barca forever

    ESPN "Marc-Andre ter Stegen wants Frenkie de Jong to stay at Barcelona forever as the Dutch midfielder prepares to face Manchester United -- the club that tried so hard to sign him last year -- in the Europa League on Thursday. De Jong was the subject of..." February 14

  • Barcelona in constant tug-of-war with LaLiga over financial limits - Joan Laporta

    ESPN "Barcelona president Joan Laporta has said the club are in a constant tug-of-war with LaLiga over financial limits imposed upon them. Laporta accused LaLiga of changing their own rules to prevent Barca from registering and signing players and said they will continue to fight the..." February 09

  • Lionel Messi's brother blasts Barcelona and rules out return to Camp Nou

    ESPN "The brother of Lionel Messi, Matias, has taken a swipe at Barcelona, claiming "no one knew" the club before the Argentina captain played there and ruling out a return to the Camp Nou for the World Cup winner. Matias Messi answered questions from fans on..." February 08

  • Ronaldinho Announces 17-Year-Old Son João Mendes Has Signed Barcelona Contract

    Bleacher Report "Barcelona are set to sign 17-year-old forward João Mendes, the son of club legend Ronaldinho. Mendes had played for Cruzeiro in Brazil before terminating his contract. He underwent a trial with Barcelona's U19 team in January, per Sam Marsden and Moises Llorens of..." February 07

  • Man Utd considering Ansu Fati; Man City want Bukayo Saka

    90 Min "are currently reluctant to entertain any bids for the winger, but their stance could change if his form dips over the coming months. (AS) With Ilkay Gundogan continually linked with a free transfer to Barcelona this summer, Manchester City are..." February 04

  • Barcelona officially register Gavi contract & assign new shirt number

    90 Min "Barcelona have confirmed that they have finally been able to register the new contract of midfield starlet Gavi. The 18-year-old had agreed terms on a new deal back in the autumn, but Barça were unable to verify it with La Liga due to salary cap rules. The club have..." January 31

  • Real Madrid, Barcelona to face off in Copa del Rey semifinal Clasico

    ESPN "Real Madrid and Barcelona have been drawn to face each other in the semifinals of the Copa del Rey. Madrid beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 in extra time to reach the last four and will now take on their Clasico rivals Barca over two legs after Monday's..." January 30

  • Barcelona's Gavi contract registration rejected by LaLiga

    ESPN "LaLiga has rejected Barcelona's request to register Gavi as a first-team player with a new, improved contract, sources have told ESPN. The 18-year-old midfielder, agreed terms in September on a new deal to keep him at Camp Nou until 2026, including a €1 billion..." January 26

  • Thiago Alcantara explains why he left Barcelona for Bayern Munich

    90 Min "Thiago Alcantara has opened up on the decision to leave Barcelona for Bayern Munich back in 2013. After splitting time in his youth between Spain and Brazil due to his father Mazinho's own career, Thiago came through Barça's famed La Masia academy in the late..." January 22

  • Atletico Madrid, Barcelona reach deal for Memphis Depay

    ESPN "Atletico Madrid are set to sign Dutch forward Memphis Depay from Barcelona for a fee that could rise to more than €4 million, multiple sources have confirmed to ESPN. Depay, 28, was due to train with Barca on Wednesday, but he did not show up, with the..." January 18

  • Why Barcelona are travelling to North African coast for Copa del Rey clash vs. Ceuta

    ESPN "After winning the Spanish Supercopa in Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Barcelona are off to the continent of Africa on Thursday to resume their Copa del Rey campaign against a club run by a former "Big Brother" contestant. This is not another case of..." January 18

  • Arsenal contact Barcelona over Raphinha & Ferran Torres

    90 Min "Arsenal have made contact with Barcelona to explore deals for Raphinha and Ferran Torres, 90min understands. The Gunners have been keen to sign a winger since the summer, when they initially failed with a bid to persuade Raphinha to stay in England. The Brazilian left Leeds..." January 15

  • Barcelona to sue La Liga over salary restrictions

    90 Min "Barcelona are pursuing legal action against La Liga after they were blocked from increasing their salary cap by 15%. La Liga allowed the 38 clubs that agreed to their CVC deal - a €2.1m agreement that offered funding to the league and teams in exchange for a stake in Spain's..." January 13

  • Atletico Madrid step up interest in Memphis Depay to replace Joao Felix

    ESPN "Atletico Madrid have stepped up their interest in Barcelona forward Memphis Depay as they look to replace Joao Felix and Matheus Cunha, multiple sources have told ESPN. Memphis, 28, is out of contract in the summer and has made just four..." January 12

  • Xavi: Barcelona seeking Supercopa success to kickstart new era

    ESPN "Barcelona coach Xavi Hernandez is targetting Spanish Supercopa success in Saudi Arabia this week to kickstart a new era at the club. Xavi took over Barca when they were ninth in LaLiga 14 months ago and led them to a second-placed finish, while they currently sit top of the..." January 11

  • Xavi makes stance clear on Sergio Busquets' Barcelona future

    90 Min "Barcelona coach Xavi has suggested that Sergio Busquets still remains ‘vital’ to the club, with the veteran midfielder now in the final six months of his contract. Busquets has anchored Barcelona’s midfield since 2009 and has been club captain since 2020. Yet he..." January 11

  • Atletico Madrid in talks to sign Barcelona forward as Joao Felix replacement

    90 Min "Atletico Madrid have identified Memphis Depay as a potential replacement for Joao Felix, sources have told 90min. The Portugal forward is on the verge of joining Chelsea on loan for the rest of the season, leaving Atletico with a rather gaping hole in their..." January 10

  • Joan Laporta makes statement on Barcelona pursuit of Bernardo Silva

    90 Min "Barcelona president Joan Laporta has ruled out spending a large transfer fee to sign unsettled Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva. Silva has been one of City’s most important players during a concentrated period of success since a £43.5m move from Monaco in..." January 05

  • Dembele puts his future on hold and is not listening to offers "Ousmane Dembele is a player coveted by many clubs and in recent days there have been several that would be willing to make an offer for him and even pay his termination clause. One of them is PSG. Also in England there are others who follow the player and would be willing to..." January 05

  • Final judgement made on Robert Lewandowski suspension

    90 Min "Barcelona striker Robert Lewandowski will serve a three-match suspension, starting on Sunday when the Catalans face Atletico Madrid in La Liga. The ban was originally issued after Lewandowski was sent off in the 2-1 win over Osasuna in early November – the club’s last game..." January 04

  • Xavi: Barcelona played quite well against Intercity despite needing extra time

    AS "Barcelona did just about enough to avoid what would have been a catastrophic defeat at the hands of Intercity in the Copa del Rey and have booked their place in the last 16 of the competition. Ansu Fati netted the winning goal in extra-time in Alicante in a seven-goal..." January 04

  • Robert Lewandowski discusses Barcelona future & Lionel Messi 'dream'

    90 Min "Robert Lewandowski has spoken out on his future plans with Barcelona in an extensive interview, claiming he intends to remain with the club until 2026 and expressing his desire to play alongside Lionel Messi. The 34-year-old joined Barcelona from Bayern Munich last summer, having..." December 27

  • Why Barcelona without Lewandowski might be a good thing for Xavi & Co.

    ESPN "Given that he has scored 18 times in 19 matches throughout his debut season, it would be nonsensical to argue that Barcelona will be better off without Robert Lewandowski while he's suspended for their next three LaLiga matches. The Catalans, despite opening the campaign with a..." December 27

  • Xavi makes bold claim about Barcelona's Pedri and Gavi

    90 Min "Xavi has described Barcelona youngsters Pedri and Gavi as ‘even better’ than himself and fellow legend Andres Iniesta were at the same age. Along with Sergio Busquets, Xavi and Iniesta achieved incredible things with both Barcelona and Spain, winning multiple Champions..." December 20

  • Spain's Sergio Busquets retires from international football after World Cup

    ESPN "Spain midfielder Sergio Busquets has announced his retirement from international football after his country's World Cup exit at the hands of Morocco in the round of 16. Busquets, 34, was the only remaining survivor of the Spain side that won the World Cup..." December 16

  • Didier Deschamps bans jewellery, says Jules Kounde 'lucky' to escape his wrath

    ESPN "Didier Deschamps will stop his France players from wearing jewellery in Saturday's World Cup quarterfinal against England after saying Jules Kounde was "very lucky" to escape his anger for being told to remove a gold necklace during Sunday's..." December 05

  • The Messi and Lewandowski incident: What happens on the pitch, stays on the pitch "One of the most striking images of the Poland vs Argentina came as the game entered its final minutes, Robert Lewandowski fouled Lionel Messi after being dribble past with ease by the latter. When Robert went to ask for forgiveness, the Argentine did not..." December 01

  • Real Madrid, Barcelona to boycott Dubai LaLiga summit

    ESPN "Real Madrid and Barcelona have both announced they will boycott an "urgent" meeting called by LaLiga in Dubai next week. The Spanish league has summoned its member clubs to the United Arab Emirates on Dec. 7 with the aim of addressing "several important..." November 30

  • Gavi becomes third youngest player to ever score at the World Cup

    Sport "Gavi announced his arrival at the World Cup on Wednesday with a stellar performance as Spain hammered Costa Rica 7-0.  The Barcelona midfielder started the game and scored the fifth, becoming the third youngest scorer in the competition since Pele.  Pele was 17..." November 23

  • Barcelona's major concession if they want January signings

    90 Min "Barcelona are expected to have to first sell players if they want to make any signings in the January transfer window, with the club still grappling with financial difficulties. Despite ongoing problems, the Catalans splashed the cash ahead of this season but had to sell off stakes of..." November 18

  • Barcelona to appeal Robert Lewandowski suspension

    90 Min "Barcelona have confirmed they plan to appeal the three-game suspension handed out to Robert Lewandowski over a gesture he made after he was sent off against Osasuna. Lewandowski was shown two yellow cards by referee Gil Manzano, which is normally punishable by a one-game ban, but he..." November 16

  • Barcelona signing makes candid admission about 'complicated' start to Camp Nou career

    90 Min "Raphinha has admitted he is finding it ‘complicated’ to settle in at Barcelona and a lack of goals is affecting his confidence. The Brazilian got his dream move to the Nou Camp from Leeds last summer, and he was expected to be a key man in the Catalan club’s..." November 07

  • Xavi reacts angrily to Barcelona's Europa League draw with Man Utd

    90 Min "Barcelona head coach Xavi has conceded that his side have received the 'most difficult opponent' in their Europa League play-off after being drawn with Manchester United. For a second season running, Xavi has failed to guide Barça through the group stages of the..." November 07